Scott Nacheman, a forensic engineer and architect, is the Practice Leader of Envista’s multi-disciplinary Major Loss Practice. For over 25 years, Scott has provided emergency response, structural stabilization, and forensic investigation services at incidents resulting from both natural and man-made disasters.
Scott has managed the response and investigation of many large commercial building failures following major incidents including hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Irma, and Maria, the 2010-2011 Christchurch, NZ earthquakes, the Joplin tornado, the Indiana State Fair collapse, New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse, and many other large loss events.
Scott’s proficiency in disaster response, post-incident investigations, and disaster mitigation builds upon his experience working as a First Responder in New York and Illinois, where he has served as a Firefighter, Lieutenant, and Instructor since 1991. He currently serves as a Structures Specialist (Rescue Engineer) with DHS/FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) IN-TF1, the FEMA US&R IST incident management team, and Illinois US&R Task Force 1.